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Training and Development Specialist Salary Information

The salary statistics of training and development specialists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of training and development specialists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The training and development specialists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Training and Development Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,410
25th Percentile Wage
$42,950
50th Percentile Wage
$59,020
75th Percentile Wage
$79,280
90th Percentile Wage
$101,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for training and development specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) training and development specialists is $101,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,410. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 211% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of training and development specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,0201.37%5.24%
201558,2101.49%-
201457,3400.85%-
201356,8501.62%-
201255,930--

Table 2. Training and Development Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of training and development specialists in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for training and development specialists occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $90,050. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $38,640).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$90,050
Mining
$75,480
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,870
Information
$68,160
Wholesale Trade
$65,750
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$63,780
Construction
$62,770
Finance and Insurance
$62,410
Educational Services
$60,180
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$59,330
Manufacturing
$58,910
Transportation and Warehousing
$53,990
Health Care and Social Assistance
$52,820
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$51,920
Federal, State, and Local Government
$51,740
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$51,160
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$50,600
Retail Trade
$40,950
Accommodation and Food Services
$38,640

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Training and Development Specialists by States

From the above tables we note that not only training and development specialists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of training and development specialists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $34,090 to $75,950. The highest paying state for training and development specialists is Rhode Island with a median annual salary of $75,950. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $34,090. For more salary information of training and development specialists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Rhode Island
$75,950
District of Columbia
$72,390
New Jersey
$71,800
Massachusetts
$70,010
Connecticut
$69,570
Washington
$67,150
California
$66,980
Colorado
$65,470
New Hampshire
$65,420
Alaska
$65,060
Virginia
$64,940
Delaware
$64,720
Maryland
$63,690
New York
$62,210
Texas
$61,990
North Carolina
$61,050
Minnesota
$60,730
Hawaii
$60,240
Pennsylvania
$59,840
Wyoming
$59,230
Michigan
$57,030
Oregon
$57,000
Georgia
$56,920
Illinois
$56,190
Kansas
$56,120
Arizona
$55,370
Florida
$54,970
Alabama
$54,590
Missouri
$54,010
Ohio
$53,840
North Dakota
$53,010
Tennessee
$52,650
Indiana
$52,230
Montana
$52,150
Mississippi
$51,380
Nebraska
$51,090
Vermont
$50,850
Iowa
$50,780
Oklahoma
$50,590
Wisconsin
$50,370
Kentucky
$50,280
Idaho
$50,270
Maine
$49,900
South Carolina
$49,410
Arkansas
$49,150
New Mexico
$48,990
Nevada
$48,010
Utah
$47,650
Louisiana
$46,630
South Dakota
$46,060
West Virginia
$43,720
Puerto Rico
$38,920
Guam
$34,090


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